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About wedgeblog

Claire Baiz is a columnist for Signature Montana, a featured editorial writer for The Great Falls Tribune, and a regular contributor to the Folio award winning jeweler’s trade magazine InStore. Claire has written for niche and trade magazines, both online and in print. Contact Claire via e-mail at clairebaiz@gmail.com

Have You Found Philomena?

Philomena is the perfect Catholic film for atheists. Or maybe it’s the perfect atheist film for Catholics. This story of a dejected journalist and an unwed Irish mother searching for her stolen son is gripping in a way that action films … Continue reading

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An Unfinished Book: Alice LaPlante’s Turn of Mind

LaPlante’s story didn’t germinate in my fertile mind. That could be because my brain is already partially composted. Click on the link for the full review (it’s short). http://baizblogger.hubpages.com/hub/An-Unfinished-Book-Alice-LaPlantes-A-Turn-of-Mind  

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forever, a book by Pete Hamill

forever is a loaf of a book, six hundred slices in all. Read my review here: http://hub.me/aj5c4 .

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A Tale of Two Highlines

Courtesy of Signature Montana Magazine Twenty-two hundred miles from the Bears Paw Mountains, in the shadow of New York City’s wild Westside, a raised urban walkway meanders from the Meatpacking District through Chelsea–it’s called the High Line. It’s a top … Continue reading

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I Hate “Gay.”

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Nobody’s Angel: A New Review for an Old Book by Tom McGuane

The first thing I saw was a torn yellow sticker, Sale Price $1.49, smack dab on a not so sacred, sad piece of painted prairie. The back cover of Nobody’s Angel has an author photo that looks scissored out, featuring … Continue reading

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A Time of the Signs

A Time of the Signs Great Falls is in full bloom. From law office liberals… to “Any Republican will do”…   until November 4th, rectangular biennials abound on Great Falls’ boulevards. Some homeowners mix tulips with roses: this yard touts … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons to Retire in New York City, at my Hubpages Blog!

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Confessions of a Chocoholic (courtesy of Signature Montana magazine)

“What are you doing?” I’m licking the chocolate off my iPhone, that’s what I’m doing. Okay…I may have a worse problem than a melted mass inside my purse. I’m not talking about an occasional craving for milk chocolate, the inferior … Continue reading

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Courtesy of Signature Montana magazine

Squashing a Spring Bug Squashing a Spring Bug Last night I rolled over in the dark, held my breath and tilted my head toward the window. Was that a cat on my roof? When I exhaled, there it was again: the high-pitched whine of … Continue reading

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